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Japan’s Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy defends politicians’ use of paper

Says tree-based physical media is “easier” in certain situation.

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Just how waterproof is this waterproof notebook? We put it to the test, SoraNews24 style

We give this notebook the wet and wild treatment!

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Japanese notepads you can eat promise to save you from embarrassing body noises at work/school

Grumbling stomach? Trumpet-blast fart? It’s the Kamihime to the rescue!

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Tired of wasting paper practicing your kanji? Try these reusable water-activated practice sheets

Just water and a brush is all you need to practice Japanese calligraphy with these high-tech school supplies!

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Let’s try out some paper “underwear for a travel” from the 100-yen store!

Go Hattori tastes the forbidden fruit of Japan’s rock-bottom-priced goods.

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Twitter artist crafts chocolate box town, mini masterpieces from Japanese packaging

This Japanese paper craft artist takes used-up, everyday product packaging and turns it into beautiful art.

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Japanese artist’s replica watches are so intricate that it’s more than art, it’s an obsession

Particularly so since they’re all made from just paper.

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Japanese artist’s hand-cut paper art is astonishingly intricate and breathtakingly beautiful

Another kirie artist is here to awe and inspire.

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Japanese artist cuts insanely detailed Alice in Wonderland-inspired kirie paper art by hand

We’re pretty sure even a machine wouldn’t be able to cut finer lines!

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3-D paper-cutting artist shows off masterpieces made from single piece of paper【Pics】

Japanese kirie master SouMa doesn’t believe paper-cutting needs to be so two-dimensional.

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Send your city-dwelling friends the gift of a starry night sky…in an envelope!

This “Star Filled Envelope” is a gift in itself for those yearning for the twinkling lights of a nighttime starry sky.

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The new fitness test that’s sweeping the Chinese net

What can you tell from one blank sheet of paper? According to Chinese netizens you can tell if you’re fit or flabby.

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Traditional Japanese washi paper features Totoro and friends in 20 beautiful seasonal scenes

Whether you’re into origami, scrapbooking or decorating, these Japanese papers will bring the magic of Studio Ghibli to all your favourite projects.

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New dress collection by up-and-coming Japanese fashion label, inspired by traditional paper patterns

Made in Japan fashion brand yucasii tokyo releases a full line of dresses designed with Japanese paper prints in mind.

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Artist creates the most amazing headwear out of the most innocuous material【Art】

These baroque-style wigs made entirely from paper are going to ba-low you away.

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Night of paper-folding with a Japanese friend leads to creation of beautiful “origami jewellery”

With so many traditional arts, customs and practices, it’s not hard to fall in love with Japanese culture. For one French couple, it was a night of origami paper-folding with a Japanese friend that left a big impression. Intrigued by the art, they set upon a journey to recreate the folded designs in metal and not long afterwards, a gorgeous jewellery collection was born, featuring delicate animals, birds, crustaceans and dinosaurs.

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Breathtaking video captures the beauty of traditional Japanese washi paper making【Video】

The traditional art of Japanese paper making has a history that dates back well over 1,000 years. Kurotani in Kyoto is one of the oldest paper-making villages where the tradition continues in earnest, with artisans continuing the ancient practice of paper skimming, classed as an intangible cultural asset by Kyoto Prefecture.

Like all Japanese arts, the process of creating washi has a precise and meditative quality about it. From collecting and preparing the raw materials to filtering and pressing the paper, the movements of these craftspeople and the life they lead is truly a sight to behold.

Japanese filmmaker Takashi Kuroyanagi has captured these moments in a beautiful five-minute film that takes us through the process from beginning to end and the result is breathtaking in its meditative beauty. If you’re looking for a way to take five minutes to relax in a busy day, this video is the calming tonic you need.

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Skilled Japanese artist creates intricate cut-paper origami cranes

Kiri-e (切り絵) is the Japanese art of hand-cutting paper into intricate designs. Kirigami (切り紙), on the other hand, involves cutting and folding paper to create a 3-D image that pops right off the page. But one talented Japanese artist has combined these two traditional art forms, creating folded paper cranes that contain a seemingly impossible-to-achieve cut-out design. Let’s take a closer look at her stunning artwork!

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New magnetic “slate” lets you write on actual paper, digitize your drawings in real-time

Digital drawing tablets, despite their best efforts, have always felt different from the real thing. For many artists, note-takers, or expert doodlers, nothing beats the feeling of putting actual pen to actual paper.

But now, thanks to iSketchnote, you can write on a real piece of paper using a real pen, while still digitizing it in real-time on a tablet or PC as you draw.

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